Today is the start of a beautiful week of 3 new release sets at Power Poppy, called Nature + Nurture. I think you’ll love the hallmark Marcella Hawley whimsy in store. To kick it all off today we’re showing off Prairie Cheer. It’s all designed to bring you a smile while showing off the beautiful parts of the prairie flora.
As a prairie girl, I am always touched by the beautiful sight of fields and fields of crops, like this beautiful wheat ripening and ready for harvest.
On watercolour paper, I stamped the wheat stalks with white Craft ink and embossed with white embossing powder. Then I took some Soft Suede reinker and watercoloured the background, in a way that almost looks like a sepia cloudy sky. The sentiment is stamped and lightly washed as well. That really is the same tone as the Soft Suede cardstock, but when you watercolour it, it seems to take on more of a rust tone.
I stamped some more of the stalks in the background and added a simple strand of twine to the bottom and a couple of brads to accent. I kept it very clean and simple, and masculine with the warm rich tones.
A peek at the simple stamping on the inside.
The Bloom Brigade will have so much more lovely Prairie Cheer to show off to you today....
Christine Okken (you are here)